US judge delays first federal execution in 17 years

US judge delays first federal execution in 17 years

The first federal execution in more than 17 years in the US has been halted hours before it was scheduled in Indiana on Monday. Judge Tanya Chutkan said there were still unresolved legal challenges against the DOJ. Daniel Lewis Lee was convicted of killing three members of the same family in 1996. He had originally been scheduled for execution in December.

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"Scientists agree, by an overwhelming majority, that the death penalty has no deterrent effect. They felt the same way over ten years ago, and nothing has changed since then. States without the death penalty continue to have significantly lower murder rates than those that retain capital punishment. And the few recent studies purporting to prove a deterrent effect, though getting heavy play in the media, have failed to impress the larger scientific community, which has exposed them as flawed and inconsistent." https://www.amnestyusa.org/a-clear-scientific-consensus-that-the-death-penalty-does-not-deter/

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